09-23-2015, 03:06 PM
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I received something special this week. My Grandfather died 4 years ago at 96 and my mom was going through some of his old things in storage found and found this razor. I've never owned a frameback and while it looks like someone got a little crazy trying to sharpen it I am going to resurrect it and proudly put it into the rotation.

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One problem, the frame comes off the razor, slides right off the end. I was thinking I could use some epoxy or jb weld to re-attach it but was hoping there was a more elegant solution. Anyone know how these are attached originally and/or have any recommendations on how to re-attach it? Thanks for any suggestions, hate to mess up what is an heirloom to me.


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Scott

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 09-23-2015, 04:12 PM
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  • MHWood
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  • Illinois
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I really hope someone is able to give you some sound advise as to how to fix the issue. I know how special that razor must be to you, I wish I had some of my grandparents old razors. 

Best of luck!

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 09-23-2015, 11:02 PM
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Clean it up then silver solder the frame back on the blade pretty straight forward fix as that's what they were when they made them soldered on.

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 09-24-2015, 07:20 AM
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  • geezer
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Many of those  just used spring friction of the tube to hold them in place...at least some I have worked on did.
Oooh NO! Do not silver solder it. The heat will de-temper the blade. There is a product called TIX which is not cheap but has a melting point well below that of that needed to de-temper the blade. I have been told that the original solder was what we call Eutectic ( low heat) and a type of pewter.
A good fix for a long life would be Epoxy and it would keep corrosion out of the area.
Google TIX solder
~Richard

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 09-24-2015, 07:50 AM
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  • BobH
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Very nice heirloom you have gotten. When honed up they have a reputation as excellent shavers, enjoy.

Bob

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 09-24-2015, 08:42 AM
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  • evnpar
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I'll bet that will be a wonderful shaver. What an honor to be using your grandfather's razor.

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 09-24-2015, 12:17 PM
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Nice.

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 09-24-2015, 10:34 PM
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  • Thug
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A lovely frameback!

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 09-30-2015, 08:05 PM
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  • SRNewb
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(09-24-2015, 08:42 AM)evnpar Wrote: I'll bet that will be a wonderful shaver. What an honor to be using your grandfather's razor.


I second that. Congratuations, and enjoy!

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 09-30-2015, 08:33 PM
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(09-30-2015, 08:05 PM)SRNewb Wrote:
(09-24-2015, 08:42 AM)evnpar Wrote: I'll bet that will be a wonderful shaver. What an honor to be using your grandfather's razor.


I second that. Congratuations, and enjoy!

I third this motion, congratulations and enjoy it!

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